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Savage - Good riffs, good solos, catchy, purely driven madness to start this insane album. 93/100
Where My Fortune Lies - the intro is absolutely nuts, and the highlight of the song. Probably my least favorite after this, yet the solos are still out of this world. 87/100
Ninja - what a great song! The intro is one of the greatest things I have heard in my life, and this song may actually have you humming along at points. NINJA! Very well laid out, and the solos at the end are the best so far on the album. Brilliance. 97/100
Concerto - Amazing once again, and Becker the 17 year old prodigy showcases himself throughout. He proves he is the master of sweeping and arpreggios all over this album, and this song is an insane instrumental that captures melodies like none other. More notes played in 4 1/2 minutes than in George Harrison's entire career. 98/100
Burn the Ground - fastest on the album solo wise in fact Becker is so fast it is hard to believe that its human. Very melodic too except when there are vocals, the song is kinda of disgusting. 87/100
Desert Island -another amazing song very well laid out with great solos and great riffs. The outro is the perfect intro to Speed Metal Symphony. The vocals are actually good on this song, like Ninja., an entertaining song. 97/100
Speed Metal Symphony - nine minutes of shredding and arpreggios and all kinds of melodic madness that is beauty to any shredder's ears. Everything about this song is good.Read more ›
Two tracks, "Concerto" and "Speed Metal Symphony" are instrumentals, and are also the highlights of the release. The lyric laden "pop" songs on this record just don't seem to have the same impact, although the guitar lead on "Desert Island" probably set the world speed shred record at the time. Speed Metal Symphony shows a "Cacophony" at their best in the extended instrumental form, as the title would suggest.
The lead guitar heroics on this album can't be denied. The song "Speed Metal Symphony" is jaw-dropping in terms of technique and overall dexterity. If you yearn to hear classic mid 80's-style shredding guitar TO THE EXTREME, then pick this album up...just don't expect to be impressed with the rhythm guitar,vocals,compositions and production.
FINAL REPORT CARD-
A (for lead guitar)
F (for everthing else)
*The album still gets a 4 star rating for its "novelty!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing , Shredding Tunes ! .... Don't care for the vocals .... I prefer the solos & instrumental songs like the epic CONCERTO ! ...... This is a must buy classic ! ..... Read morePublished 26 days ago by MelodicMetalWarrior
This is 80s metal at it's best!! A must have for metal heads of the 80s!Published 8 months ago by Beach Beauchamp
"Speed Metal Symphony," the first of two albums from Cacophony, a guitar-virtuoso combo of Marty Friedman and Jason Becker, is nothing if not a complete and total shred-fest from... Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by A. Stutheit
I like these guys are guitar players and they are extremely good at many things but I it isn't as good as I had hoped it would be. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by RSisler
THIS IS THE BEST SPEED METAL ALBUM OUT THERE. MARTY AND JASON ARE IN TOP FORM. THIS ALBUM SHOULD BE IN THE HALL OF FAME.Published on April 3, 2013 by Sean Embury
One of the more extreme entries in the Shrapnel Records catalog, Speed Metal Symphony showcases the inhuman instrumental talents of not one, but TWO guitar virtuosos - Marty... Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by A Blues In Drag
Fan of guitar playing? guitar shredding? This is for you. Excellnt skills these guys have, along with the talent needed to compose music for two guitars, both playing lead. Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by David J. Martin